Goethe-Institut Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines together with SAVVY Contemporary and TanzFaktur are looking for three-month residency applications in visual art and performing art.

As Germany’s international cultural institute, Goethe-Institut promotes cultural collaboration worldwide, encourages intercultural dialogue, and enables cultural involvement. Focusing on shared artistic production, reception and reflection, the Goethe-Institut Southeast Asia initiates and co-organizes this residency platform to connect, to exchange ideas, to collect impulses, to work in a new cultural context, and to draw on a variety of new inspirations.

The REFLEKT residency programme encourages the artists/curators/art practitioners in residence to expand their research, develop a concept/prototype, build a project, or create an artwork together with the hosting organizations and local communities. Ideally, after completing the residency, the residents would continue their work and present them in their city of origin with the local Goethe-Institut as a host.

Following a successful inaugural year marked by fruitful networking and dynamic cross-cultural dialogue, REFLEKT returns in 2024, drawing from the inputs and experiences of previous participants as the programme continues to evolve. This year, we offer in total four slots for artists, curators, and art practitioners to work and engage with the respective art scenes and public in Germany for three months – from 02.09.–29.11.2024 with the following preferred hosts: SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin or TanzFaktur in Cologne. 


overview & REQUIREMENTS to be hosted by SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin)

SAVVY Contemporary is keen to collaborate with an artist, thinker, researcher, and cultural professional who is active in developing artistic organizations, educational projects, neighbourhood initiatives and public research programs. In the midst of transition and growth as an independent institution, we are interested in initiating long-term engagement on topics, such as: Afro-Pacific cultural and art-historical affinities, role of artists in cultural management, innovative and critical approaches in exhibition-making, intersections between social development and artist-run entities, accessibility in precarious conditions and aesthetic strategies in cross-sectoral mobilization. 

SAVVY Contemporary welcomes proposals from practitioners who have significant experience in various art ecosystems as well as with practical knowledge on other necessary competencies in the fields of project management, education, community organizing, hospitality, communications, or public engagement.

Due to the volume and diversity of programs and commitments, SAVVY Contemporary will prioritise proposals that are aligned with its core values and current programming. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate individual projects.


For more details about the requirements at TanzFaktur, kindly visit their website